FFord to boast 24-car field for The Bend

There are set to be 24 Formula Fords on the Supercars support card at The Bend

Australian Formula Ford is set for a 24-car field when it supports Supercars’ first event at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Hunter McElrea takes a 29-point series lead to The Bend, the first time that national-level Formula Ford has been contested in South Australia since 2014.

His nearest rival is Sonic Motor Racing team-mate Hamish Ribarits, while Zac Soutar consolidated third position on the table by winning the most recent round at Sandown.

Over a dozen entrants for Round 5 of the season have already driven The Bend in a Formula Ford during the CAMS SA State Championship meeting in early-June, including McElrea and the teen who currently holds the circuit’s Formula Ford lap record after that weekend, Lachlan Mineeff.

“It is a great facility and it is a great opportunity for both me and my sponsors supporting the Supercars,” said Mineeff, who is currently seventh in the series.

“It is a highly technical circuit and is a great track for Formula Ford. There is a long straight and multiple high speed corners and also a few low speed corners which will create close racing. I think it will be one of if not the best circuit on the calendar.”

The 24 Duratec-powered cars will take to the track at the OTR SuperSprint from August 24-26.

Entry list: Round 5, The Bend Motorsport Park

Num Driver Team/Sponsor
2 Hunter McElrea Sonic Motor Racing Services
3 Courtney Prince Sonic Motor Racing Services
4 Angelo Mouzouris Sonic Motor Racing Services
5 Hamish Ribarits Sonic Motor Racing Services
6 Paul Zsidy Borland Racing Developments
10 Zac Soutar
12 Bart Horsten Fastlane Racing
14 Lachlan Mineeff CHE Racing Team
16 Thomas Smith G Force Mygale
20 Gavin Dumas G Force Mygale
27 Paul Di Biase
28 John Blanchard
29 Nathan Herne BF Racing
47 Thomas Sargent CHE Racing Team
55 Samuel Dicker Fastlane Racing/Tandersport
60 Cody Donald
66 Benjamin D’Alia Borland Racing Developments
73 Cameron Shields BF Racing
76 Andy Simpson ​Ciel Team Racing
88 Harrison Goodman BF Racing
91 Christopher Slusarski
97 Liam McLellan Synergy Motorsport
98 Conor Nicholson
99 Matt Roesler

Schedule ACST: Australian Formula Ford

Time Session Length/Distance
Friday August 24
0800 Free Practice 1 20min
1145 Free Practice 2 20min
1350 Qualifying 20min
Saturday August 25
1000 Race 1 7 laps
Sunday August 26
0920 Race 2 7 laps
1630 Race 3 7 laps

Standings (Top 10)

Pos Driver Pts
1 Hunter McElrea 208
2 Hamish Ribarits 179
3 Zac Soutar 131
4 Angelo Mouzouris 112
5 Nathan Herne 111
6 Liam McLellan 105
7 Lachlan Mineeff 96
8 Bart Horsten 93
9 Cameron Shields 84
10 Courtney Prince 57

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